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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:18 PM

Putin gives Chavez 'El Ruso' the puppy

Source: AFP

Vladimir Putin has sent a Black Russian Terrier puppy to his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, who joked the Russian strongman would receive a capybara, the world's largest rodent, in return.

The three-month-old puppy was given to Chavez by Igor Sechin, one of Putin's most trusted lieutenants and chief executive of Rosneft, Russia's largest oil company.

"I passed a message from Vladimir Vladimirovich -- it's a Black Russian Terrier. It's three months old," said Sechin during a visit to the energy-rich Latin American nation.

"He liked it very much," Sechin said in quotes published by mass-circulation Komsomolskaya Pravda on Friday.


Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20120928-putin-gives-chavez-el-ruso-puppy

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Reply Putin gives Chavez 'El Ruso' the puppy (Original post)
Pterodactyl Sep 2012 OP
thecrow Sep 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #2
craigmatic Sep 2012 #3
harmonicon Sep 2012 #10
freshwest Sep 2012 #4
dipsydoodle Sep 2012 #9
freshwest Sep 2012 #12
Odin2005 Sep 2012 #13
MADem Sep 2012 #5
bitchkitty Sep 2012 #14
MADem Sep 2012 #15
2ndAmForComputers Sep 2012 #16
MADem Oct 2012 #19
rocktivity Sep 2012 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #8
freshwest Sep 2012 #7
harmonicon Sep 2012 #11
happyslug Sep 2012 #17
harmonicon Sep 2012 #18
MADem Oct 2012 #20
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 2012 #21
MADem Oct 2012 #22

Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:21 PM

1. Awww...

The world needs more puppy exchanges. Peace through puppies!!

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:31 PM

2. nice doggies

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:37 PM

3. Do they agree politically or is this one oil exporting country being nice to another?

I always assumed Putin was on Russia's right.

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Response to craigmatic (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 05:25 AM

10. I imagine it's the latter.

However, I assume they both agree about not wanting the US to be the singular political and economic force in the hemisphere. When politics and economics become confused, we can wind up with strange bedfellows (just look at our "allies" in Latin America).

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 10:52 PM

4. Here's a picture of one. Looks like a great dog:



It is a working dog, a guard dog. Here is its AKC page:

http://www.akc.org/breeds/black_russian_terrier/index.cfm

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 05:13 AM

9. More here

Cross bred originally, as are a lot of breeds, but now established as a breed in its own right.

Bred from : Airedale, the Giant Schnauzer, the Rottweiler, the Newfoundland, the Caucasian Ovtcharka and the now extinct Moscow Water Dog. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Russian_Terrier.

Magnificent looking animal. I came close to getting an Hungarian Puli some years ago but settled for Chinchilla Persian cats instead.

Puli :



Getta load of those dreads.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:03 PM

12. Yes, Airedale was the first thing that came to mind seeing the pic. Good info on the Puli.

I would not like the upkeep on those dreadlocks.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:10 PM

13. AWWW! What a pretty dog!

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:01 PM

5. What's he going to do with that? The guy is dying. Send him Russian cancer doctors instead.

Poor dog--hope they keep him in air conditioned comfort--that coat looks a bit thick for VZ.

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Response to MADem (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:00 PM

14. He already has the best doctors - Cuban. n/t

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

15. The Spanish doctors had to fix the mess the Cuban doctors made on Castro...

Cuban doctors have a lot of practical experience, and know how to do a lot with very little, but near as I can tell, all they did with Hugo was dig that grapefruit-sized lump out, irradiate him, give him chemo and do it all over again when the thing grew back.

He's terminally ill.

Hugo should have gone next door to Brazil--they are doing some very forward leaning cancer work.

As it is, should he prevail on 7 Oct -- and he probably will -- he'll leave the country in chaos when he dies.

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Response to MADem (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:48 PM

16. ...or the VP would take over and there would be no chaos.

But that would be a disappointment, huh? Better think positive.

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Response to 2ndAmForComputers (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:04 AM

19. He has no running mate in this election. No "sarcasm" there.

How can the VP "take over" when there IS NO VP??? He will have to choose one and he has not yet done so.


http://www.ksn.com/news/world/story/No-running-mate-for-Chavez/sGdyLbvoLUeJyP4wjhxy2A.cspx

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:04 PM

6. Here's the capybara

Last edited Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:53 PM - Edit history (1)

What's an oversized rodent between political friends?




rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 03:22 AM

8. I know someone with a litterbox trained pet rabbit....

....all the buttons are chewed on the remotes.

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:08 PM

7. And what Putin is getting in return. Let's hope they don't get loose:

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Response to Pterodactyl (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 05:28 AM

11. I think as part of international law, all politically-related gifted dogs...

should be named Checkers. That goes for the Obamas' (given to them by Ted Kennedy) as well.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:30 PM

17. People under 60, may have NEVER heard of Checkers the dog, give a cite

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Response to happyslug (Reply #17)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:51 AM

18. Really?!

I'm in my 30's, and we learned all about Checkers and "The Checkers Speech" in school. I just assumed that went for everyone still.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 01:07 AM

20. Well, remember Dubya's idiot press secretary who didn't know anything about JFK's Cuban problems?

She disgraced herself! Dana Perino and her Bay of Pigs blathering...

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/12/10/nobodys-perfect-press-secretary-edition/

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Response to MADem (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:16 AM

21. If it didn't involve Reagan or Bush it won't be on the midterm.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 09:53 AM

22. I feel sorry for kids nowadays!

I don't think they're getting the full flavor of the nation's history, never mind the world's.

They don't know it, they'll be condemned to repeat it.

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